Thursday, December 22, 2005

If nominated ... I will graciously bow

Yours truly is one of the nominees for "Conservative Blogress Diva" at Actually, I don't know about "conservative," I've never fancied myself a diva, and I think "blogress" sound a bit too much like "ogress" ... but how ungracious to quibble! It's an honor to be nominated after only 3 months in the blogosphere, and while my chances of winning are close to those of, say, Olympia Snowe getting the Republican presidential nomination, I offer the guys at GayPatriot my humble thanks for the nomination.

Update: Oh, and you can go here to cast your vote.


Pooh said...

If Cathy is "conservative" that is a big tent...

(I kid...)

It's odd, I self-describe as liberal, and Cathy and I seem to agree on much more than we differ...

EricP said...

Sorry I already voted Althouse, another iffy vote since she isn't comfortably with the conservative label either.

GayPatriotWest said...

Since I lean libertarian, I decided to accept the nomination (and hence decided to interpret conservative broadly). (And 'cause I've enjoyed your columns when I discover them on line.)

Cathy Young said...

Thanks, GP! :) Here's to the big tent!

mythago said...

"Blogress"? Are they comparing you to a tiger or are they just really, really stressed out about calling a woman a "blogger"? Sheeziz.

Cathy Young said...

Don't know, but I'm reminded of the famous story about the sign at the carnival: This way to the egress!

Dean said...

"blogress" sound a bit too much like "ogress"

The word "blog" is an ugly construction, anyway. I fought against it for a while. It was completely futile, of course.

I suppose that, in the binary world of American political commentary, where there are only two points of view and thus if you're not one you're the other, the conservatives will consider you liberal and the liberals will consider you conservative.

When they don't agree with you, of course. When they do, it's the other way round.

thecobrasnose said...

Until "sensible" becomes a mainstream appelation I suppose "conservative" will have to do. Congratulations, Cathy--you've got my vote.

Dave said...

You as conservative is as rich as Ann Althouse and Jane Galt as conservative.

None of you three are conservative.

And I voted for all three of you.

May one of you win.

Cathy Young said...

Thanks all! :)

I didn't know you could vote for more than one person.

By the way, who is Sondra K.? Never heard of her before.

CaptDMO said...

Wow, If you accept an award (or nomination) "bestowed" from someone
then you give up part of your own personal directive to their agenda, and accept their lable of you.

"Blogress" is a title likely to win an award in itself as "most demeaning recognition, or self-description, for a mature and self-respecting pundit"

I'd applaud a choice to gracefully decline, but that's just me.

bearblue said...

I, of course, voted for you! :)

Pavel Litvinov said...

My congratulations! I am not necessarily conservative rather libertarian and I enjoy your blog and Reason column and agree with you most of the time especially with your moderate style of polemics. Best wishes. By the way, do you know that in Russia as far as I know they call a blog "zhivoi zhurnal" (live journal) which surely sounds better.


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